Occasional Symphony performs “Asian Art Suite” featuring guest pianist Stanley Cowell

Please join the Occasional Symphony for a special concert-fundraiser at the Baltimore Museum of Art featuring Stanley Cowell, Steinway jazz pianist and composer. Stanley Cowell is Professor Emeritus of Jazz Piano at Rutgers-Mason Gross School of the Arts. Professor for 33 years and a Steinway Artist, he has performed and recorded worldwide as solo pianist with diverse ensembles from duos to orchestras in jazz venues and concert halls. His formal training in music includes a bachelor’s degree in music and an honorary doctorate from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master of Music from University of Michigan, study at the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg, […]

Stanley Cowell: 50-Year Retrospective of His Recordings and Songs

Stanley Cowell to perform at An Die Musik Live! on Nov. 30, 2018 (2 Sets 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm) Stanley Cowell, piano Bruce Williams, saxophone & flute Freddie Hendrix, trumpet Tom DiCarlo, bass Vince Ector, rums Sunny Cowell, vocals & viola Stanley Cowell is Professor Emeritus of Jazz Piano at Rutgers-Mason Gross School of the Arts. Professor for 33 years and a Steinway Artist, he has performed and recorded worldwide as solo pianist with diverse ensembles from duos to orchestras in jazz venues and concert halls. He has an impressive list of hundreds of recordings as composer and pianist, having […]

Therapy Not For Me, You Say!

As the nation’s, indeed the world’s, attention has been on mental health, I want to focus on just what therapy/counseling is. I often hear people say: “I haven’t done this before; how does it go?” We do not ask this question if we have a toothache and have to go to the dentist, do we? Please follow and like us:

Is North Korea Gay-friendly?

With the North Korea situation being in front of the news, the answer to that question is simple: No. But it gives us an opportunity as a community to look at how the US and our community are dealing with other nations and their LGBT policies.  The best examples from the last few years are in the Middle East, Africa, and Chechnya. Please follow and like us:

HIV Treatment and Prevention in Peril

Trump obliterates AIDS advisory council “All things AIDS, nationally and internationally, are in danger from the Trump administration, from PACHA to PrEP funding and other services right here in Baltimore,” says Lynda Dee, president of AIDS Action Baltimore, a non-profit group marking its 30th year providing essential services to people with HIV / AIDS. Please follow and like us:

Sen. Chelsea Manning?

With her 35-year sentence commuted by Obama, Manning aims to be the US’s first trans senator Elections have been bringing surprises lately – from Brexit to Trump. So could Marylanders soon be sending to Washington the first transgender US Senator? They may get the chance. Chelsea Manning – whistleblower of US war crimes in Iraq, who, as US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning leaked 750,000 pages of classified government documents to Wikileaks – threw her hat into the ring January 14th, announcing she would oppose two-term Maryland Sen. Benjamin Cardin, a conservative Democrat. Please follow and like us:

‘Divine Light’ Shines in Baltimore

Divine Light, a faith-based non-profit outpatient treatment and recovery program geared towards the LGBTQ community that started in Philadelphia over seven years ago, has opened an office in downtown Baltimore. Divine Light CEO / founder Sakina Dean welcomed invited guest to the new Baltimore location at 1 North Charles Street, suite 1504, on January 10th. Ms. Dean told Baltimore OUTloud that Divine Light is excited about expanding into the Baltimore area where it can provide a clean, safe environment for outpatient recovery from substance abuse as well as mental health counseling that is welcoming to sexual and gender minorities. Please […]

Carlton Smith • New Ryan White Council Chair

For 26 years, the Ryan White Planning Council has focused on providing medical care and support services for people with HIV in Baltimore. The Planning Council recently elected Carlton R. Smith as chairman, as part of a new leadership team with over 60 years of combined experience in HIV planning, advocacy, and service provision. Please follow and like us: